Maigret is absent-mindedly investigating a case that bores him. He receives the visit of Fumal, a powerful businessman who complains of having received menacing letters and asks for protection because of the power he wields in financial and political circles. Maigret, who knew him when he was a boy, finds him just as unpleasant as in the past and unwillingly takes on the case. In spite of his house being watched by the police, Fumal is found murdered the next morning. Directed by Jacques Fansten, 2003, color. In French with English subtitles.